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Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation



Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation
Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200603-14
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation
      Date: March 17, 2006
      Bugs: #121839
        ID: 200603-14

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Synopsis
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An error in the rshd daemon of Heimdal could allow authenticated users
to elevate privileges.

Background
=========
Heimdal is a free implementation of Kerberos 5.

Affected packages
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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  app-crypt/heimdal       < 0.7.2                          >= 0.7.2

Description
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An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability in the rshd server of
Heimdal has been reported.

Impact
=====
Authenticated users could exploit the vulnerability to escalate
privileges or to change the ownership and content of arbitrary files.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.7.2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2006-0582
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2006-0582 
  [ 2 ] Heimdal Advisory 2006-02-06
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-02-06/ 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-14.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 

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